I am 38 yrs old and have recently been diagnosed with IDC, last year June my GYN sent me for a mammo, which then turned to having a biopsy in my left breast, good news was it was fibroadenoma. 2 months ago under persistence by my mother to continue to do self examinations I found a lump in my right breast. After an MRI & ultrasound another biopsy was done, and 4 days later the news came back I had cancer. All I remember is hearing the word cancer and anything said to me after that was a blur. Almost 3 weeks ago I had a genetic screening test done, and last week an MRI ( which showed the other breast was okay). I'm scheduled for the 22nd of this month to have a lumpectomy and lymph node removal. But lately I've been wondering if just having a mastectomy would be a better choice. I have so many thoughts and confusion going on in my head and my doctor and medical team keep urging me to deal with all that is going on. So here I am reaching out, because I don't know how to deal or maybe express myself. I've never done a discussion so I apologize if I'm not saying the correct things or if I'm all over the place. I'm just trying to figure out where to start. Thanks for listening.View Thread
thank you all for the kind words, it gives a sense of hope when being able to speak with others that understand. I actually went back for my results today from my genetic testing, and my results show I am positive for BRCA2 and a triple negative, so in turn got a call from my doctor a few hours later. She then stated a bilateral mastectomy was my better option due to the % of it returning. So I now need to decide, at this point I'm leaning to whats going to give me a better opportunity of no recurrence and have reconstructive surgery the same day. So radiation will no longer be the treatment, instead chemo.View Thread
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